While the reindeer are on vacation, Santa travels with his trusty steed, "Sugar Cookie."
Dressed in warm wool, this soft, needle-felted Santa is dressed for a cold winter. He stands approximately 8 inches high from the bottom of his foot to the tip of his hat. Santa's face, hands, and boots were all hand-sculpted from paper clay, air-dried and painted. To give him an aged appearance, I wiped him with antique gel.
Santa wears blue pants and a white sweater. His coat is dark forest green with black trim. His hat is made of white wool encircled by a vintage chenille stem. I then sprinkled him with sparkly white glitter to give the feeling of falling snow.
Hoisted over his shoulders is Santa's bag of goodies! A vintage chenille stem decorates the top, giving him a bit of retro sparkle.
Santa holds a vintage bottle brush tree decorated in old mercury glass ornaments.
His beard and mustache are made from pure wool. Soooooo soft!
Sugar Cookie is decorated with lots of jingle bells. A tiny toy carousal horse dangles from his side.
Considering Sugar Cookie is Santa's horse, I figured he wouldn't lose his dignity by my braiding his tail! A wool blanket covers Sugar Cookie's back. On top of that is a rectangular piece of real suede, serving as Santa's saddle. A rolled up vintage quilt is attached to Sugar Cookie's back in case Santa gets cold.
On Sugar Cookie's right, hangs a toy drum and soldier, promising lots of fun for a good little boy!
I just have to celebrate Christmas all year long!
Sometime hopefully soon, this piece will be available to purchase. I've been debating whether to start selling on Ebay again, or open an Etsy Shop. Whatever I finally decide, you'll be the first to know!